Top 15 Classic Sparkling Wines for the Holidays

These classic sparklers are perfect for the holidays


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Bagrationi Classic Sparkling Wine Extra Dry Republic of Georgia 12% $13

Assertively aromatic with an array of notes that range from slightly oxidized roasted nuts and cured meats to dried herbs, honey comb, and peach fruits all topped with a touch of lime preserves. Gently sweet on the palate, this bottle has been around for some time showing a softening of the bubbles and a very smooth and attractively opulent mouthfeel. There’s some lovely fruit here, a bit of quince, something vaguely sweet, green apples and pithy lemon notes along with some almond nougat. The finish is dry and long, with lots of leesy flavors, some hints of roasted chestnut and a nice mineral finale. This is not going to be to everyone’s liking but it is a unique and distinctive sparkling wine with plenty of complexity. 89pts

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  • Snooth User: dkstar1
    482017 31

    that headline is grossly misleading (and inaccurate).

    Dec 27, 2012 at 12:46 PM

  • Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
    Hand of Snooth Voice of Snooth
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    You are absolutely correct. An error in production that I should have caught. I've changed the title here, but it will remain Champagne in your email. My apologies

    Dec 27, 2012 at 1:03 PM

  • Snooth User: SM
    1097030 218

    Thanks for the information Mr. Dal Piaz, unfortunately for us it will be going to COSTCO and choosing between their limited Moscato or Prosecco selections.

    But I do have to say I am impressed that you have gone beyond the 'safe' zone of Cava, Prosecco and the 'hallowed ground' of Champagne. The Georgian and Austrian sparklers seem pretty interesting as did the Mendoza one, perhaps one day I will come across them.

    Happy New Year celebrations and wishes to you and the whole Snooth team, may 2013 be a year of success, happiness, health and prosperity for all of you.


    Solomon Mengeu

    Dec 27, 2012 at 11:02 PM

  • Korbel…. Korbel????? WHat on earth is "classic" about Korbel?

    Dec 31, 2012 at 11:42 AM

  • Snooth User: amour
    Hand of Snooth
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    Well written....came across real!...AND I TOTALLY AGREE WITH YOU, GREGORY...having gone the whole way and back...from Vintage Bollinger, Salon, low down to Andre!
    Thanks for sharing!

    Jan 07, 2013 at 11:36 AM

  • great

    Aug 12, 2013 at 11:46 PM

  • Snooth User: CarBuyWhiz
    1332598 26

    Really wonderful

    Aug 17, 2013 at 2:28 AM

  • awesome

    Sep 06, 2013 at 1:07 PM

  • nice

    Sep 11, 2013 at 2:03 AM

  • awesome

    Sep 24, 2013 at 5:49 AM

  • Striking

    Oct 09, 2013 at 5:25 AM

  • Snooth User: jamchimps
    1385295 43

    Its grand :)

    Oct 28, 2013 at 2:24 AM

  • Snooth User: gamysplash
    1487309 35

    Its good

    Apr 04, 2014 at 4:54 AM

  • Snooth User: gamysplash
    1487309 35

    Its calme :)

    Apr 04, 2014 at 4:55 AM

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